Ballard DNA Surname Project - Goals

The objectives of this Y Chromosome DNA Project are: 1. To establish Y chromosome haplotypes for the Ballard surname and its variants. 2. To set up charts of the Y Chromosome, including each DNA sample that has been submitted by the participants. 3. To establish if there are common ancestors among the project participants. 4. To determine possible common origins among the Ballard surname variants. 5. To determine any commonality in the origins of the surnames, using the first ancestral place of origin from each pedigree for each sample. Variant Surnames: Ballard, Ballarde, Bellard, Billard, Billiard, Bolard, Bollard, Bolyard, Boulard, Bullard